BEAUTY APP FOR THAT: To make sure scheduling a beauty appointment is “as easy as that,” the founders of must-visit Mizu New York salon have created a customized application for the iPhone available on iTunes. Claiming it is the first New York salon to do so, Mizu said the app offers one-touch calling, a salon locator via the iPhone’s GPS, appointment request capability via e-mail and a quick list of the salon’s services and prices. Mizu, created by former Bumble and bumble stylists Vaughn Acord and Damian Santiago, partnered with ad agency Guts-Ad to create the free app. The salon is located at 505 Park Avenue.
NEW HIRE: Woodley & Bunny has tapped Tom Seeberger as their new head of sales and education for the distribution side of their business. Seeberger is known best for building the Bumble & bumble brand, creating its academy and styling programs.
PLUS ONE: Hairstylist Paul Norton has joined the Nexxus Salon Hair Care Artistic Team as the brand’s newest celebrity stylist. Norton will be appearing at consumer and industry events and will also help to create content for Nexxus online platforms. Throughout July Norton will be featured in a series of instructive “how-to” style videos launching on the Nexxus Facebook page. He will also communicate directly with Nexxus’ Facebook fans.
PRETTY BUSY: Taylor Momsen just keeps racking up those ad campaigns. The 16-year-old starlet, who was recently revealed as the not-so-secret face of Madonna’s Material Girl line for Macy’s, will also star in advertisements for John Galliano’s new women’s scent, due to be launched in the fall, a spokesman for the brand confirmed, following a report in the French edition of Grazia magazine. Earlier this year, the “Gossip Girl” star and lead singer of rock band The Pretty Reckless starred in the spring ad campaign for British high-street retailer New Look. It won’t be Momsen’s first foray into fragrance: In January, she hosted the launch of the Love Rocks fragrance collection by Victoria’s Secret Beauty.
POLISH PARTNERSHIP: To celebrate back-to-school, Essie Cosmetics and Teen Vogue have collaborated on a limited edition nail polish called Declare Your Denim. The shade, which becomes a darker and edgier blue with multiple applications, aims to celebrate fall’s favorite staple — the classic blue jean — and also help out victim’s of the Gulf Coast oil disaster. Teen Vogue is inviting readers and denim lovers to don their favorite pair of jeans and head to Military Island (Broadway, between 43rd and 44th streets) in Times Square, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. to take part in a charity denim drive, in partnership with Fashion Delivers Charitable Foundation. Consumers can pay $5 to have a new pair of denim donated from one of Teen Vogue’s denim sponsors, or donate a new pair of their own. Those making donations will receive a bottle of Declare Your Denim (only 500 bottles have been created). The event will also feature roving photographers snapping photos of attendees in their denim, to be displayed live on the Times Square Jumbotron, as well as free copies of Teen Vogue’s August special denim section.
ALES APPOINTMENT: Bernard Flobert has been named managing director of Alès Groupe, the company announced Thursday. He replaces Patrick Alès, the firm’s founder and principle shareholder, in the role effective immediately, though he will be operational in the position from Aug. 23. Alès will remain president of the firm’s board of directors. Flobert’s résumé includes stints at Danone, McKinsey & Co., LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Darty and The Phone House. In 2009, Flobert founded a consultancy, which advised Alès on the modernization of its brands and their commercial development in France. “I am convinced Alès Groupe has considerable growth potential in France and internationally,” stated Flobert. Alès Groupe’s brands include Lierac and Phyto. CHANGES AT PIERRE FABRE: Olivier Bohuon will be replacing Jean-Pierre Garnier as chief executive officer at Pierre Fabre Group effective Sept. 1. Bohuon, 51, is executive vice president of Abbott Corp. and president of its pharmaceutical division, a $22 billion business. “I will head the group in close collaboration with its chairman and founder and we will jointly pave the future,” Bohuon said upon the announcement. Pierre Fabre is the second largest independent French pharmaceutical company and generates a sales turnover of 1.8 billion, or about $2.3 billion at current exchange.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)